Two wheels. Four wheels. And in unfortunate circumstances, no wheels. That’s the long and short of the Summer X Games, where the world’s adrenaline junkies battle it out to be crowned the extreme sports champion. Postponed due to COVID and rescheduled for a July 2021 start, the X Games won’t be open to spectators but will make up for it in the crushing weight of anticipation. If you’ve been missing your bi-yearly edition of ‘People Flirting with Life-Altering Injuries’ – also known as the Summer X Games – let Canstar Blue reveal how you can watch it in Australia.
How to watch the Summer X Games
The Summer X Games is available to stream on Kayo and Foxtel, with livestreams also available on YouTube and Facebook. Fans can also catch highlights and news on the ESPN app.
Watch the Summer X Games on Kayo
Kayo will be offering live and on-demand coverage of the Summer X Games. Fans can also expect highlights and analysis to drop throughout the entire Games, giving fans plenty of entertainment.
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Watch the Summer X Games on Foxtel
Foxtel will be streaming live coverage of the Games on ESPN’s suite of channels, however it won’t be available on-demand.
Watch the Summer X Games on YouTube
The X Games YouTube channel will be livestreaming the main events across the entire Games, giving fans plenty of free action to watch.
Watch the Summer X Games on Facebook
The Summer X Games will also be livestreamed on the official X Games Facebook page, with the livestream schedule similar to the YouTube channel.
Watch the Summer X Games on TikTok
The Summer X Games will also be streamed via the official X Games TikTok page, heralding a new wave of social media viewing.
Watch the Summer X Games on the ESPN app
ESPN offers coverage over in America, with Australian fans able to tune into news and highlights via the ESPN app.
When is the Summer X Games taking place?
The Games kick off July 15, and conclude on July 18. That’s good news for Australian extreme sports fans, as the action will take place over the latter part of the week and stretch right until the weekend. The livestream schedule shown on both YouTube and Facebook includes:
- BMX Dirt – 4:00 am (AEST) Thursday, July 15
- BMX Dirt Best Trick – 5:30 am (AEST) Thursday, July 15
- Wendy’s BMX Park – 9:30 am (AEST) Thursday, July 15
- Dave Mirra BMX Park Best Trick – 11:00 am (AEST) Thursday, July 15
- Moto X Freestyle – 2:00 am (AEST) Friday, July 16
- Moto X Best Whip – 3:30 am (AEST) Friday, July 16
- Moto X 110 – 7:00 am (AEST) Friday, July 16
- Monster Energy Moto X Best Trick – 9:30 am (AEST) Friday, July 16
- Monster Energy Moto X QuarterPipe High Air – 11:15 am (AEST) Friday, July 16
- Men’s Skateboard Park – 3:00 am (AEST) Saturday, July 17
- Women’s Skateboard Park – 5:00 am (AEST) Saturday, July 17
- Pacifico Skateboard Vert – 8:00 am (AEST) Saturday, July 17
- Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick – 10:00 am (AEST) Saturday, July 17
- Wendy’s BMX Street – 1:30 pm (AEST) Saturday, July 17
- Women’s Skateboard Street – 8:00 am (AEST) Sunday, July 18
- Men’s Skateboard Street – 1:00 pm (AEST) Sunday, July 18
- Skateboard Street Best Trick – 2:30 pm (AEST) Sunday, July 18
Where is the Summer X Games taking place?
While originally meant to take place in Minneapolis, due to pandemic protocols the event will now be taking place in Southern California, where three cities will be doing the honours – Riverside, Ramona, and Vista.
Photo Credits: XGames.com